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  • #264165
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    Hi,

    Took a shot of an unusual Hawk Moth, specie belonging to Death’s-head Hawkmoth (scientific : ) today during noon time while documenting wildlife. This caterpillar is superbly bright coloured and is huge about 120mm long with a usual looking tail.

    See link : http://home.pacific.net.sg/~leect/caterpillar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (do not type or add in html after the word caterpillar).

    #302175
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    hi Ben,
    the link led to a blank page with html code. :|

    #302176
    Profile photo of wildlifewildlife
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    Sleepycat – Do not know why it happen. To view, just key in http://home.pacific.net.sg/~leect/caterpillar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (do not type or add in html after the word caterpillar).

    Hope it work this time.

    #302198

    Hi Ben

    Thanks for sharing.

    I had taken a similar caterpillars one year ago, but the colour was green instead, was it from the same family of moth?

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3071/2854965605_fe6080d4f0.jpg

    Cheers

    Yan Leong

    #302208
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    Yan Leong,

    Yes the caterpillar you took a year ago is from the same Hawkmoth family under the group Sphingidae but different specie. Your green coloured specie is called "Lime Hawk-moth" (scientific ). Yours has a large windspan of up to 80mm when spread out. There are many different species of hawkmoth in varying green colour ranging from bright to dull. Your specie falls under the light green catergory that comes with "little dot" or "little eye" on every segment of the body. However, from my knowledge, there is only one specie of hawkmoth that is yellow-coloured and that is Death’s-head Hawk Moth.

    You have a clean good shot ideal for record purpose. Well done and thanks for sharing.

    #302278
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    Spectator

    Ben,
    The link doesn’t work for me.
    Don’t know what happen.

    #302294
    Profile photo of wildlifewildlife
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    Rey – Try this link : http://home.pacific.net.sg/~leect/caterpillar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (do not add or type in anything like html after the word caterpillar).

    Once you enter the link, the screen may turn blank white or the picture may appear. If it turn blank white screen, then simply place your cursor on the address location bar (top of your screen) on the last word "caterpillar" and just press enter key.

    By right, it should work as both Sleepycat and Yan Leong could view it.

    #302323
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    By right, it should work as both Sleepycat and Yan Leong could view it.

    nope sorry Ben, still no image.

    #302345
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    Member

    Yan Leong,

    I wonder how you could view it when both Sleepycat and Rey could not. Appreciate if you could share your steps.

    #302380
    Profile photo of tanhbtanhb
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    I can’t see it too on both my home and office PCs.
    When I clicked on the link it just showed me a set of HTML code. :?

    #302429
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    I replaced the "caterpillar" with the jpeg file name and viola! the pretty caterpillar appeared.
    http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~leect/Caterpillar-270909x.jpg

    #302435

    Hi Ben

    Thanks for the useful info. :kudos thumbsup:

    Cheers

    Yan Leong

    #302449
    Profile photo of wildlifewildlife
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    Sleepycat -Thanks for your ingenius idea of getting the link work!! I am happy it can be viewed.

    Rey – you may try to access via http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~leect/C … 70909x.jpg

    Yan Leong – You are most welcome. I am glad you took the same family of caterpillar year ago but different specie.

    #302465
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    Hi wildlife Ben,

    u’re welcome and glad to be of some help.

    Actually, if you can re-size the image to fit the forum limit,and post the link directly here, I can at times put it on the home page. It is a pity now I cannot do it. :roll:

    #302468
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    Member

    Sleepycat – Thanks for your help. Glad to know you.

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